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Amawele aseNdiya asanda kuzalwa okuthiwa uCorona noCovid ngemuva kwegciwane

Amawele aseNdiya asanda kuzalwa okuthiwa uCorona noCovid ngemuva kwegciwane

Isikhathi sokufunda: 2 imizuzu

A woman in Kolkata holds her child as she waits to receive food during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus disease [Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters]

A couple in India’s central state of Chhattisgarh have named their newborn twins Corona and Covid amid the country’s nationwide lockdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

La mawele, umfana nentombazane, azalwe esibhedlela sikahulumeni enhlokodolobha yezwe uRaipur ngoMashi 27, ezinsukwini ezimbili ngemuva kokuvalwa kwendlela obekuphazamisa ngayo impilo yabantu yansuku zonke.

“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable,” Preeti Verma, the 27-year-old mother of the twins, told news agency Press Trust of India.

Lo mbhangqwana uthe amagama azowakhumbuza ngobunzima ahlangabezana nabo ngesikhathi kuvalwa umlomo naphambi kokulethwa ngempumelelo esibhedlela sikahulumeni ngeledlule.

UVerma uthe abanalo usizo ngesikhathi sokubeletha njengoba amalungu omndeni wabo engakwazi ukufinyelela eRaipur ngenxa yokuvalwa kwendawo.

“With vehicular movement stopped, we both made it to the hospital somehow late at night after a lot of suffering. Since the deliveries happened after such difficulties, we wanted the names to be memorable and unique,” she told the dpa news agency, hinting that the hospital staff had suggested the names.

“Besides, these names are beautiful in their own, with Corona being Latin for crown,” added Vinay Verma, the father. “Also, we want the fear associated with these names to end and the public to focus on sanitation and hygiene.”

Lo mbhangqwana uthe kunengcindezi, kodwa, evela kubadala bemindeni futhi bangasishintsha isinqumo sabo ngokuhamba kwesikhathi baphinde baqambe izingane zabo kabusha.

I-India ingaphansi kwamakhethini amasonto amathathu kuze kube ngu-Ephreli 14 obone ukumiswa kwezinsizakalo zokuhamba ngemiyalo eqinile yokuhlala ekhaya, ngaphandle kokuthi uhambo olubalulekile oluya ezindaweni ezinjengezimakethe noma amakhemisi, for the country’s 1.3 billion population.

Kube khona a spike emacaleni e-coronavirus aqinisekisiwe ezweni anezifo eziseduze nokufa kuka-3,000 no-68.

Inani eliphelele lamacala aziwayo eNdiya lincane uma liqhathaniswa ne-United States, i-Italiya neChina, kodwa ochwepheshe bezempilo bathi India kungenzeka kube amasonto ambalwa kude nokuhlinzwa okukhulu okunganqamula uhlelo lwayo lwezempilo lomphakathi oselunamandla.

Lesi sihloko sanyatheliswa ekuqaleni Al Jazeera.

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